The Board of Visitors is an important student scholarship support program and a channel for the involvement and networking of distinguished citizens and leaders who are interested in furthering the university’s mission and providing assistance in the areas of planning, promoting and resource development. Length of membership term varies by membership level and all gifts provide direct scholarship support to deserving students. For many students, the quality education in the Christian environment of Charleston Southern carries a high price tag. More than 95% of our students receive financial aid. Annual gifts from Board of Visitors members help worthy and deserving students afford a CSU education by supplementing tuition. Many CSU graduates can thank the generosity and commitment of Board of Visitors members for making their education possible.
In the fall and spring, members of the Board of Visitors come to campus for a half-day meeting that includes a continental breakfast and catered lunch. The Board of Visitors meeting is a time for you to network with other members, learn about the current and future projects of the university, give input on ideas and meet and hear from our students, faculty, coaches and administration.
This black-tie optional event is held on campus in the fall for all donors of the university giving $1,000 per year or more. This relaxing evening includes a fine dinner, student and guest speakers, student entertainment and a message from the president.
This is a special time when scholarship benefactors and students meet for lunch. Heartwarming testimonies and tearful words of thanks are expressed, making this a favorite university event.
This quarterly Friday morning event allows members of our Board of Visitors and their guests to network. A speaker from the business community will highlight a specific topic of interest to those in the business world. All members are encouraged to bring promotional information about their companies to share with other board members.
Levels of Support
At the general level of the Board of Visitors, each member contributes a minimum gift of $1,000 annually, which provides direct scholarship support to a deserving student. Multiple scholarship levels of giving are available with additional benefits for higher levels of giving.
$1,000 a year, 4 year commitment
In addition to contributing directly to the success of a CSU student through the BOV Scholarship Program, Board of Visitors members receive special communications and invitations to exclusive events throughout the year including:
President’s Club Dinner
Quarterly community networking breakfasts
Annual spring Scholarship Luncheon to meet your student
Semiannual Board of Visitors meetings
Spouse trips in conjunction with Board of Visitors meetings
$2,500 a year, 4 year commitment
Board of Visitors Leadership Council members help more students reach their educational goals. In addition to the Board of Visitors membership benefits, Leadership Council level Board of Visitors receive:
Formal recognition in university publications
Invitations to selected campus events
$5,000 a year, 3 year commitment
In addition to the benefits listed at the Board of Visitors and Leadership Council levels, the Executive Council Board of Visitors members have opportunities to:
Support a particular college or school of your area of interest (College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing or College of Health Sciences)
Special opportunities to interact with the dean and faculty in your area of interest, and if appropriate, speak to students or serve on discussion panels or serve as a guest lecturer for a class
$10,000 a year, two-year commitment
In addition to the benefits listed above, Presidential Council Board of Visitors members have opportunities for:
Title sponsorship at BOV scheduled activities, President’s Club Dinner, Scholarship Luncheon and Networking Breakfasts
Periodic meetings with the president and senior university cabinet members to discuss key issues
Invitation to private social gatherings
Gifts may be paid on a monthly, quarterly or semiannual basis, if desired
BOV Membership Form
Board of Visitors
Plan now to attend the next Board of Visitors breakfast.